Thomas Tuchel confirmed the return of two key players ahead of the Blue’s trip to Manchester United.
“Kova will be out, Ben Chilwell will be out and Callum will be out. Toni Rudiger was in training yesterday, so was Reece James, we have another training coming and hopefully, they will be fine.
“Andreas needs another examination, but hopefully he will train. Ross Barkley is sick and will not be in the squad.
The return of Rudiger and James will be a welcome one to the squad but Kovacic’s injury might leave Tuchel worried about the midfield.